• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Learn the secrets to making traditional French baguettes and croissants during a 2-hour baking workshop with a chef. Get time-tested recipes handed down over generations, and bread-making techniques that will help you make perfect baked goods. This is a hands-on baking lesson in the back rooms of a French bakery in Paris with group size limited to eight people for maximum personal attention from the instructor for each student. Leave the class with your own freshly-baked baguette to snack on later.

Highlights

  • Go behind the scenes of a French bakery during a 2-hour baking workshop
  • Learn how to make classic French baguettes and croissants
  • Discover French baking secrets from your baker/instructor
  • Savor freshly-baked goods right out of the oven
  • Small-group class with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Experience Paris: Baguette and Croissant Workshop

Experience Paris: Baguette and Croissant Workshop

Make your way to your traditional bakery in the heart of Paris, where you'll go into the kitchens for a behind-the-scenes lesson to learn the secrets of French bread.

A Parisian baker guides you through the lesson, during which you'll make two different kinds of baguettes as well as buttery, flaky croissants. Watch as your instructor demonstrates the proper techniques for preparing and handling dough, and then try your hand at recreating what you've just seen — with help as you need it. As you watch and work, listen to your instructor's tips to glean the secrets of French baking.

The pay-off for all your hard work is in taking your own freshly-baked baguette out of the oven and tasting it while it's still warm. When the workshop is finished, you'll have a baguette to take with you for a later picnic, as well as the recipes and know-how to recreate the experience in your own kitchen at home.

Customer Reviews

Jsmatteucci

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was a defiantly highlight of my first trip to Paris. Chef Didier is funny and let us see his love for what he does. He has a great personality and made th class so enjoyable. The 2 plus hours went by fast. Our interpreter was really good and worked so well him. Highly recommend this it is a great way to spend your time, taste yummy bread and learn great techniques.

Bruce F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Amazing 2 hours with the master chef of the bakery! Through an English speaking interpreter, he shared his passion and methods of making bagettes and croissants. It was an incredible experience that we would highly recommend.

Lori L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Chef Didier is wonderful! We enjoyed the class baking different types of baguettes, watching how to make croissants and puffed pastries. Overall a very enjoyable experience and the bread was fantastic!

Lisa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was one of the highlights of our visit in Paris. Oh what fun it was! Started off in the basement where we learned how to make baguettes which we also got to take with us! and then upstairs to try our hand at croissants. Highly recommend!

Sean A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

If you are looking to do something different, then this will be perfect. Get a great insight insight into the workings of real life French bakery. Eating what you make is also pretty cool.

Fiona K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Absolutely outstanding. I went with my 9 year old daughter and she was the only child at the workshop. Didier included her in everything and helped her out with the hands on work, he was really amazing and patient with her. I thoroughly enjoyed it myself and would totally recommend. The lovely translator did a fabulous job too. Thanks so much, one of our Paris highlights.

Carole L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The absolute highlight of my three weeks in Paris absolutely wonderful and good recipes supplied afterwards by email.

Tamara A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very fun experience! Can't wait to receive the recipes!

Dorothy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Oh what fun!!! Chef Didier could not have been more welcoming to us all. He had an interpreter on hand for those who didn't speak French, and won us all over with his outgoing and charming personality. His passion is absolutely contagious! There were a couple of children in the class and he arranged a special project for them, which was a really nice added extra. This is not a class where you are making the goods from start to finish, but there is a lot of hands-on experience involved. The class not only provides the how to but also explains the differences between various flours and what to look for. This was a fascinating class and Chef Didier's humour and passion made it top notch :

Sirina C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I bake at home and find the workshop helpful. Chef Didier was generously sharing tips and tricks. The workshop was almost 1 hour overtime - no complaints here as we got to learn more and eat yummy samples. Our translator Sara did a great job. The whole experience was good fun. And the recipes work!

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